How To Calculate the Age of the Universe

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The age of our universe is about:

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1. To calculate the age of the universe you need to know the average value of the velocity of recession divided by distance, which is known as the:

2. The Hubble Constant:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of calculating the age of the universe. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include the formula used in calculating the universe's age and a particular component of the calculation known as the Hubble Constant.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The age of the universe
  • Hubble Time
  • The Hubble Constant

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related astronomy lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Hubble Constant
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about calculating the age of the universe

Additional Learning

To learn more about the universe, review the accompanying lesson titled How to Calculate the Age of the Universe. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe the Big Bang and its role in calculating the age of the universe
  • Know how the Hubble Law and Hubble Constant fit into an equation used to determine our universe's age
  • Tell what Hubble Time is and relate it to an understanding of the age of the universe
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